>eventually you'll run in trouble with Google, MSFT and Y!, since it's dupe content. Who knows what they'll target 6 months from now. It's a risk you have to live with <
I agree with each word you wrote 100%. But our problem as publishers is that we are no more free to be creative and think new projects anymore of fear and anxiety caused by what Google engineers might ban next time.
Not free to be creative and use duplicate content? Come on... using duplicate content is at the opposite end of the spectrum from being creative.